Ponter bowls Twinsburg's first 300 game

by Steve Batko | Correspondent Published:

Halle Ponter secured a spot in the history books for the Twinsburg bowling program. Ponter recently bowled a 300 and the first perfect game in Twinsburg history.

On Jan. 8, the Lady Tigers were hitting their spots at Dick Hoover Lanes in a big victory over Brunswick. That's when Ponter went striking a bowled a perfect game.

"The ladies came out on fire against Brunswick as Halle Ponter bowled the first ever perfect game in boys or girls history," said head coach Ron Fruschella.

"Halle decided not to bowl the second game of the series as she tried to calm her nerves, and showed what true sportsmanship is all about."

Just the day before, Twinsburg beat previously undefeated Mentor (8-1). The Tigers are 10-0 this season while Brunswick fell to 4-5.

"The girls have been winning in a true team fashion this year with steady bowling up and down the line-up," said the mentor.

Against Mentor, Twinsburg was paced by Emily Sheets with solid games of 205 and 235.

Also pitching in was Ponter with a 226 and a 173, and Amy Thompson added a 197 game. The Cardinals were led by Ashley Fortuna with games of 174 and 215.

The rest of the Tigers were not to be out done against Brunswick as Jamie Schmitt rolled her high series of the year with games of 182 and 243.

Thompson had solid games of 170 and 201, Sheets scored a 176, and Sophomores Kahlie Paoletti (179) and Marissa DiPente (201) proved to be too much for the young Brunswick unit. Brunswick was led by Amanda Ohlen with games of 180 and 140.

The youthful Tiger boys (0-11) fell to a powerful Brunswick unit (9-1) 2,786-2,056, but had some strong individual performances.

Senior Chaz Slaby had a high game of 170 while sophomore Austin Gretta continues to improve.

Gretta, who bowled for the JV team last winter, is coming on strong and had a series of 324.

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